2016 Château Haut-Nouchet Blanc Pessac-Léognan Wine Tasting Note


2016 Château Haut-Nouchet Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 87

Bright, lifted, grapefruit, flower, lemon peel and honeysuckle filled wine that is already drinking about as good as it is going to get. Enjoy it over the next few years.

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Chateau Haut Nouchet Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Haut Nouchet, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Haut Nouchet can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Haut Nouchet is usually better with at least 3-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Haut Nouchet offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 6-12 years after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Haut Nouchet with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Haut Nouchet is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The red wine of Chateau Haut Nouchet is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau Haut Nouchet is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese. The white wine of Chateau Haut Nouchet is a perfect wine to serve with shellfish, sashimi, sushi and all types of seafood, chicken, veal and cheeses.